Nice to have THE_KNOWLEDGE at the top of the diary section again, even if I've never been that taken with the feature. Reminds me, though: there are some other features and writers that have ghosted or at least seriously reduced their presence here. The user-generated stuff is one of the great features of MGoblog, and I hope to see more of it continue to prosper.
Two things I miss seeing this year: Alum96, who was/is a great poster and whose recruiting posts were essential reading...
And the long lamented BlueSeoul (now SFBayAreaBlue) Game Wraps with Pics.
I will remember them by making a stick football player with punctuation over his head for purposes of nostalgia.
Bring them back!
What users/features do you miss?
So obviously with the election tomorrow, I was spending some time reviewing my local ballot to make sure I knew each of the candidates and could make an intelligent decision on who to vote for. Upon inspection of Michigan regent choices, I remembered that when the Brandon/Shane Morris stuff went down Brian said he was going to run for regent next time they were up, which would be this year.
Was there any followup on this? I'd imagine that having a newborn kinda puts the brakes on that, but I was just wondering if there had been any update to that at all. Not a big deal (and definitely not trying to throw him under the bus, as we all appreciate this work around here), but I was just curious.
According to Nielsen, ESPN lost 621,000 cable subscribers in just one month.
So nice work, Jim Delany. The cable sports business model began imploding juuuuuust as you decided that the potential for slightly larger pots of money in the short term outweighed us doing meaningless things like playing games against Wisconsin or Nebraska or Minnesota.
The most eagerly anticipated Michigan event this week is finally here! It's time to reveal what Halloween candy the MGoBoard most enjoyed to gluttonously shove in their collective maw.
There was a total of 199 responses, down significantly from the cereal vote last year, probably because millennials have terrible voter turnout. 6 of the ballots were either unfunny or offensive joke ballots, and were thrown out. Limiting the results further, I didn't read the fine print on SurveyMonkey limiting their free version poll to 100 responses. 20 people voted before I was able to set up a second poll, and SurveyMonkey won't show me those results unless I pay them, like, $25. Those responses are unfortunately lost to the mists. If someone wants to give me $25 to reveal the lost results, I'll be happy to completely fabricate 20 ballots and use your money to buy myself something nice.
I hand counted the ballots, so there are probably some piddling errors, don't @ me.
On to the Results:
The "Best Candy" vote was by far the most lopsided result, with Reese's Cups taking nearly a 3rd of the votes. Snickers and Skittles were the only other candies to garner double-digit votes.
Another overwhelming victory in the "Worst Candy" vote. Candy Corn ran away with it after a brief back-and-forth with Tootsie Rolls. For the uninitiated, Peanut Butter Kisses are those weird Grandma candies in the orange and black wrappers.
This was a real barnburner, and I expect bitter litigation to erupt in the aftermath. Candy Corn won a plurality. On the other hand, it overwhelmingly won the worst candy vote and barely received a mention in the best candy vote, so interpret the results as you see fit.
This shows the MGoBoard's hipster roots. Everybody had their own most underrated candy that you've probably never heard of. 100 Grand and Almond Joy were the only candies able to cobble together double-digit votes, with Starburst and Twix close behind.
Sometimes the look of crushing disappointment on the faces of eager children is all that keeps you going.
Agreed, totally played out.
I don't see what the Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud has to do with Halloween candy.
+1 vote for Assorted Narcotics
Mrs. Johnson needs to pay closer attention to her 3rd graders when they're in the computer lab.
You found the house that didn't know it was Halloween and just gave you crap out of their cupboard.
I'm aware of Amy's reputation, but no fat shaming here please.
I don't even think they make fun-size versions of these candy bars. Why spend the money on full-size candy bars and then buy the weird ones?
"works on a different frequency" story by Angelique